Monday, October 29, 2012

Your Identity in the Fight for Holiness - Kevin DeYoung

This is a quote from Kevin DeYoung's book, "The Hole in Our Holinesss" concerning how the Christian is able to fight sin and pursue holiness by focusing on their new identity in Christ. I found it to be very helpful and hope it helps and encourages you as well.

Second, the gospel aids our pursuit of holiness by telling us the truth about who we are. Certain sins become more difficult when we understand our new position in Christ. If we are heirs to the whole world, why should we envy? If we are God's treasured possession, why be jealous? If God is our Father, why be afraid? If we are dead to sin, why live in it? If we've been raised with Christ, why continue in our old sinful ways? If we are seated in the heavenly places, why act like the devil of hell? If we are loved with an everlasting love, why are we trying to prove our worth to the world? If Christ is all in all, why am I so preoccupied with myself?
                                                              - Kevin DeYoung, "The Hole in Our Holiness", 84

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